After an extensive search that included a slew of young and talented actors and actresses, Bryan Singer has finally found the three leads for X-Men: Apocalypse. The director took to Twitter today to announce that Tye Sheridan (Mud, The Tree of Life), Game of Thrones‘ Sophie Turner and relative newcomer Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis, Straight Outta Compton) have been cast as Scott Summers a.k.a. Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm, respectively. They will play the younger versions of the characters played by James Marsden, Famke Janssen and Haley Berry in previous franchise installments.
The trio join a star-studded cast that includes returning players Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Evan Peters, as well as Oscar Isaac as the film’s titular ancient, evil mutant.
X-Men: Apocalypse will begin shooting in Montreal this April, and is on track for a May 27th, 2016 release. Tell us, are you happy about this casting news? Or would you rather have had some of the other rumored names make the cut instead? Let us know in the comments below.
Source: Bryan Singer